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WHAT IS FIRST DAY™?
First Day™ is Barnes & Noble College's inclusive access model, where digital course materials are included as an additional course charge for a particular course or program. This model is easy and convenient for student use, provides an affordable option, and supports student success by ensuring every student is prepared for the first day of class.
First Day™ course materials are digital versions of the physical textbook that may include additional educational resources such as workbooks, problem sets, tutorials, video, simulations, and interactive software. Digital textbooks have many features that allow you to interact with your course content like never before. Depending on the course materials used, features may include highlighting, annotation, search functions, and multimedia links. All First Day™ materials are easy to access through your Learning Management System.
WHAT IF I WANT A PHYSICAL COPY OF THE TEXTBOOK?
Most publishers give students the option of purchasing a very affordable loose-leaf copy of the book through the campus bookstore. The loose-leaf copy can also be ordered online from the bookstore and shipped directly to your home.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FIRST DAY™?
Some of the benefits of the First Day™ program are:
- Students are prepared on the first day of class with all their required materials, leading to greater student success.
- First Day™ materials are accessible through the Internet so it goes where you go, on whichever device you want.
- The cost of First Day™ course materials has been negotiated to be the lowest price available from the publisher.
AM I REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN FIRST DAY™?
Every student will have the opportunity to Opt-In to their First Day™ content. If you choose to Opt-Out, you will be given the option to purchase the same content at the national retail price. In addition to negotiating discounts, the bookstore coordinates with the publishers to deliver materials through First Day™, so they are available the first day of class. Opting-out of the materials charge, and the automatic delivery of your electronic book and/or courseware, IS NOT RECOMMENDED. If you choose to Opt-Out, you will be responsible for purchasing access at the national retail price and any delay will may hinder your success in your class.
HOW DO I ACCESS FIRST DAY™ COURSE MATERIALS?
Once the course is opened by the instructor, you will be able to access your digital course materials through your Learning Management System (LMS). First-time users will need to create an account with the publisher providing the course material. Please ensure your pop-up blocker is disabled within your browser during use.
IS THERE HELP AVAILABLE?
Yes! Each faculty member is trained to help you with your digital course materials and can provide instructions on how to access the materials through your campuses LMS. The Campus Bookstore also offers 24/7 Support via: